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IACET


IACET

The Center for Discovery has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, The Center for Discovery has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, The Center for Discovery is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

As an IACET Authorized Provider, The Center for Discovery offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

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The Center for Discovery, Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs Prestigious Accreditation Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning

The Center for Discovery is remarkable for its more than 60 years of service to children and adults with severe disabilities. The Center offers educational, clinical/health, residential, family supports in addition to other programs and services. The Center features universally designed facilities specifically built to meet the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and creative needs of children and adults it serves.

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) awarded The Center for Discovery (TCFD) the prestigious Authorized Provider accreditation. IACET Authorized Providers are the only organizations approved to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created during that time.

In order to achieve Authorized Provider accreditation, TCFD completed a rigorous application process, including a review by an IACET site visitor, and successfully demonstrated adherence to the TCFD/IACET Standards addressing the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its programs. TCFD has pledged its continued compliance with the Standard, and is now authorized to use the IACET name and Authorized Provider logo on promotional course material. In addition, TCFD is now linked to the IACET web site and is recognized as offering the highest quality continuing education and training programs.

TCFD is a recognized leader in developing and delivering training and education programs in the field of Human Services. TCFD has recently launched a new training and education program that provides professional development opportunities directly to individual learners through e-learning online webinars, and in-person seminars and workshops. For more information about our course offerings, please email us training@tcfd.org.

What is IACET?

IACET is a non-profit association dedicated to quality continuing education and training programs. IACET authorizes education providers that meet strict continuing education guidelines created in 1968. IACET certification is the standard learners seek for quality. IACET’s Criteria and Guidelines are the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide.

IACET’s mission is “to promote and enhance quality in continuing education and training through research, education, and standard setting”.

What is an Authorized Provider?

Becoming an IACET Authorized Provider entails the completion of an extensive application, as well as a review by an IACET site visitor to ensure our training successfully demonstrates the ability to adhere to all IACET criteria and guidelines.

IACET standards enable continuing educators to deliver programs of the highest quality. Only Authorized Providers offer the IACET Continuing Education Unit (CEU). These CEUs reflect strong procedural standards and quality educational criterion.

IACET Authorized Providers are certified to offer IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all training programs that meet the IACET criteria.

What is a CEU?

The Center for Discovery is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for approved programs. The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

What does the Criteria measure?

The Criteria measures all aspects of an educational provider’s program development. As an IACET Authorized Provider, The Center for Discovery offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under ANSI/IACET Standard. The Center for Discovery is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program. Mastery has demonstrated that our program meets all ten criteria.
Here is an overview of the criteria and the aspect each evaluates:

Criteria 1: Organization

Criteria 2: Responsibility and Control

Criteria 3: System for Awarding CEU

Criteria 4: Learning Environment and Support Systems

Criteria 5: Needs Identification

Criteria 6: Learning Outcomes

Criteria 7: Planning and Instructional Personnel

Criteria 8: Content and Instructional Methods

Criteria 9: Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Criteria 10: Post-Event Evaluation

 

How do I receive IACET CEUs from The Center for Discovery?

The number of CEUs granted for each course taken is available in our course materials. Units are assigned only to those courses deemed qualified for accreditation by The Center for Discovery.

IACET is the only standard-setting organization approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for continuing education and training. The ANSI/IACET Standard is the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. For more information, please visit www.iacet.org or call 703-506-3275.